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John Lee Daniel

July 9, 1940 ~ February 13, 2024 (age 83) 83 Years Old

John Daniel Obituary

John Lee Daniel, Hartford, Kentucky, passed away at Signature Healthcare of Hartford, on February 13, 2024, with his wife Sarah, daughter Marian and caregivers, Tammy Bratcher, Amber Ball and Jenn Stanley by his side.  John was born July 9, 1940 in Beaver Dam, Kentucky to the late Albert Carlton and Hannah Belle (Shown) Daniel.  John grew up in Beaver Dam on the family farm.  He went to Beaver Dam grade school and Beaver Dam High School before entering the United States Air Force in 1957, where he was stationed in Morocco, North Africa, Little Rock, Arkansas and Battle Creek, Michigan.

John was an electrician at Sinclair Surface Mines, Peabody Coal Company in Drakesboro, Kentucky for 32 years and at Peabody Camp Mine Complex in Morganfield, Kentucky until he retired in 2002.

John had been a member of the Hartford Jaycee’s and was a member of the United Mine Workers of America Local 1905, Beaver Dam High School Class of 1958 and a member of the Beaver Dam Baptist Church.  John was also one of the few official Soreheads.

John is survived by his wife Sarah Ford Daniel, Daughters and Son in Laws, Marian and Todd Keown of Hawesville and Sheree and Sandy Douglass of Lexington.  Grandsons, Daniel Keown, Lexington,  Jared (Sofia) Keown of Sundbyberg, Sweden,  and Bryan (Abbie) Daniel, Owensboro.  Brother and Sister in Law Joe and Jan Daniel of Independence, Mo.

Sarah’s Son Kevin (Cathy) Cessna of Greenville, their children Lane and Saebren.  Kevin’s Sons, Zander and Zaiver Cessna of Greenville.  Sarah’s brother John David Ford and Tom (Linda) Ford both of Greenville. Several cousins, nieces and nephews.  John and Sarah’s neighbors Paul Keith and Debbie Phelps.

Special Thanks to the Staff of Signature Healthcare of Hartford for such good care and thoughtfulness.

Services will be held at William L. Danks Funeral Home, Beaver Dam, Kentucky, Saturday February !7, 2024.  Visitation from 10:00 am to 2:00pm with the family.  Services to follow at 2:00pm with Dr. Glenn Armstrong officiating.

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February 17, 2024

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
William L. Danks Funeral Home
222 N. Lafayette Street - P.O. Box 407
Beaver Dam, KY 42320

Memorial Service
February 17, 2024

2:00 PM
William L. Danks Funeral Home
222 N. Lafayette Street - P.O. Box 407
Beaver Dam, KY 42320


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